ID THEFT EPIDEMIC ACROSS THE SOUTH

Dozens of new identity theft cases are being reported across the South, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and West Virginia have been especially hard hit.  Here are just a few recent identity theft news stories from across the South.  Florida  Identity Theft Led To Victim's Arrest - WJXT Jacksonville - Terria Myrick spent a night … Continue reading ID THEFT EPIDEMIC ACROSS THE SOUTH

TEXAS TO OFFER FREE CREDIT MONITORING

The state of Texas is now offering free credit monitoring to Texans included in the most recent data loss incident.  Previously, Texas planned to offer credit monitoring at a discounted price; however, in light of public criticism, is now offering free credit monitoring.  So what's the big fuss?  Doesn't the state of Texas knows victims of … Continue reading TEXAS TO OFFER FREE CREDIT MONITORING

TEXAS SIZED DATA LOSS MEANS TEXAS SIZED ID THEFT PROBLEM

The Texas State Comptroller's office has fired its head of information security and of innovation and technology following a data loss that exposed 3.2 million Texans' Social Security numbers and other personal information on over 3.2 million people in the state.  Two other employees have also been fired over the data loss incident, according to ComputerWorld.  The Texas … Continue reading TEXAS SIZED DATA LOSS MEANS TEXAS SIZED ID THEFT PROBLEM

WAS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THE TEXAS DATA BREACH?

Was your personal identifying information included in the most recent Texas data breach?  The Texas comptroller's office has released a matrix which includes the time periods for which recipients of state benefits of unemployment and retirement were included in the data posted on the internet. Click HERE to see if your personal identifying information may … Continue reading WAS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THE TEXAS DATA BREACH?

TEXAS COMPTROLLER DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION LETTER

Beginning April 13, 2011, the Texas Comptroller’s office will begin to mail breach notification letters to millions of Texans whose personal identifying information was exposed on an agency server that was accessible to the public.  The records of over 3 MILLION Texans were placed on the server in error and contained personally identifying information, including Social Security numbers, dates of birth, names and driver's license … Continue reading TEXAS COMPTROLLER DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION LETTER